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January 11, 2006

Afghan Poll: 90% Disapprove of OBL, 83% Support American Troops

If only a poll of Americans would find the same:

Eight-one percent Afghans polled think Al-Qaeda is a negative influence in the world, with only six percent saying Osama bin Laden's terror network has a positive impact.

Osama bin Laden himself, once sheltered by the Taliban militia ousted with the help of a US-led coalition in 2001, has even lower ratings, with 90 percent of those polled saying they had an unfavourable view of him.

Eighty-eight percent said they had an unfavorable view of the Taliban.

The poll, conducted across ethnic groups including Pashtuns, Tajiks, Uzbek and Hazara communities, also found large support for the US military presence in Afghanistan.

Eighty-three percent said they had a favorable view of "US military forces in our country."

I've said it before, but Afghanistan was dubbed by liberals as "The Forgotten War," until it was fairly clear we had stabilized the country and won the war and the peace, at which point liberals, of course, forgot all about it.

Thanks to the A-Man.


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